• Workshops on EIDM

    The workshops combine the theory behind evidence-informed decision-making (EIDM) with discussions on how participants could effectively implement this in a government context.

  • Building Evidence Literacies

    Education must enable one to sift and weigh evidence, to discern the true from the false, the real from the unreal and the facts from the fiction. The function of education, therefore, is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically.

    - Martin Luther King

Why join us?

The Africa Evidence Network enables members to get Network updates, monthly newsletters, establish links and partnerships with other network members involved in evidence-informed decision-making. Individual membership, valued at 54 USD per year, is currently free .

Our Members

Our network of members include researchers, practitioners and policy-makers from universities, NGOs and governments that have an interest in evidence-informed decision-making. Join our new page on LinkedIn.

Evidence 2020

Evidence 2020 is a conference on the use of evidence in decision-making in Africa. The conference will take place from 14 – 18 September 2020 in Kampala, Uganda.

Welcome to the Africa Evidence Network

If you’re interested in evidence-informed decision-making for Africa, whether from the perspective of policy, practice or research, this is the place to come. Here you will find the latest information on network activities, general news on evidence and policy in Africa, or updates on funding opportunities.

Latest News

Funding opportunity: CEDIL call for proposals

March 26, 2019

The Centre of Excellence for Development Impact and Learning (CEDIL) is pleased to announce a call for proposals for research projects to contribute to the Centre’s strategic agenda on impact evaluation and evidence synthesis. Click here for more information.

UJ’s research centre opens nominations for Africa Evidence Leadership Award

March 25, 2019

The Africa Evidence Network (AEN) at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) has opened nominations for the second annual Africa Evidence Leadership Award, to honour African champions in evidence-informed decision-making. Launched in 2018, the award aims to celebrate people whose careers are exceptional examples of impactful, insightful, and innovative evidence-informed decision-making in Africa. In 2018, the award was […]

SA Minister of Science and Technology welcomes approval of new science, technology and innovation policy

Media statement 15 March 2019 The Minister of Science and Technology, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, has welcomed the approval by Cabinet of the new White Paper on Science, Technology and Innovation, which sets the long-term policy direction to boost economic development and inclusive growth.  The new White Paper, which identifies the Fourth Industrial Revolution as a key focus, places […]